Saturday, October 16, 2021

Sivakozhundeeswarar Temple, Tiruchatthimuttham

Location of the templeTiruchathtimuttham
Lord Shiva known asSivakozhundeeswarar
Female deity known asPeriyanayagi Ammai
PathigamThirunavukarasar - 1
How to reach This sivasthalam temple is located near Patteeswaram, another Paadal Petra Sthalam. The nearest railway station is at Darasuram, which is on the Thanjavur - Kumbakonam section of the Southern Railway. This sivasthalam is at a distance of about 8 Kms from Kumbakonam.

This temple is a lesser known one, almost next door to the Patteeswaram Temple. According to the Sthala Puranam, Parvati meditated on Shiva, standing on one foot, and he appeared in front of her at this place as a column of fire. Parvati hugged the fire as her lord, and he took the form of a lingam. Just outside the main sanctum is an idol showing Parvati clasping the fire-lingam in her arms. Here she is known as Brihann Nayaki. The main deity is known as Shaktivaneswarar or Shivakozhundeeswarar.

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